The Daily Farm Report (6/30)

Welcome to the June 30th installment of The Daily Farm Report! We rake the news for each organization’s top prospects and give you a digest with some commentary for you greedy prospectors to enjoy. Here’s some recent news and highlights:

Anthony Kay
Mets #12 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #238 Overall

Kay, a 1st round pick in 2016, missed 2017 recovering from TJS. He’s 23, so the promotion to the A-Advanced Florida State League makes a lot of sense as Kay will still be older than the average player in the league. His ERA in 14 starts is 4.54, but we’ve got to dig deeper. A FIP of 3.58, K-rate of 26% and BB-rate of 7% show that the skills are there for Kay. It will be fun to see him battle FSL hitting for the remainder of the summer.

Christin Stewart
Tigers #5 by MLB Pipeline

So Stewart goes on the 7-day DL with his calf injury, but it sounds like the team doesn’t believe it is serious. Stewart says he doesn’t think it’s serious, but that’s not very surprising. As noted in this update, calf injuries can be tricky, so the Tigers are wise to just play it safe with one of their top prospects.

Cody Sedlock
Orioles #9 by MLB Pipeline

Sedlock has been out since April with a shoulder strain, an unfortunate setback for this 1st round pick in 2016. Sedlock brings a nice arsenal to the table (plus slider, potential plus curveball and change), but he hasn’t had much success yet in his young professional career. He just turned 23, and that combined with him missing nearly half a season of development time means that the clock is definitely ticking on him.

Peter Lambert
Rockies #3 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #15 Overall

Lambert has been an absolute stud as a 21-year-old with a tough assignment in the AA Eastern League (8-2, 2.23 ERA). His peripheral statistics are a little more muted, but still really good (3.04 FIP, 21% K-rate, 3% BB-rate). Looking at his stuff, he probably has mid-rotation upside, but if his command continues to develop maybe he pitches his way to a #2 role in the future. The obvious downside here is he’s a Colorado Rockies farmhand and will have to pitch in the gigantic outfield and high run-scoring environment of Coors Field half of the time.

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